in the cotswolds

Oh, how I love the countryside ! 
Last week I decided to go on a short break ... deep into the 'Heart of England' as they call it...  into the Cotswolds.
The chosen destination was a pretty village,  Bourton-on-the-Watera very popular tourist  spot. The river Windrush  runs  right through the centre of Bourton and the combination of elegant low bridges, sparkling water and grassy banks creates a very charming scene. This is the reason why it is often described as the 'Little Venice' of the Cotswolds.

It was a very busy, active break - there is so much to see and enjoy in the Cotswolds :
walking in the hills ( the weather was superb!)

plenty of wildlife, animals and birds 

the lakes and rivers 

the Model Village , an excellent miniature of Bourton using authentic building miniature depicting Bourton-on-the-Water as it was in the 1930s at 1/9th scale.

{me , showing off my handmade cape and my Meher Kakalia fold-ups}

remote villages with gorgeous fairytale gardens, honey coloured stone houses and sweet little craft shop 

old churches and the picturesque  Broadway Tower 

the Falconry near Moreton-in-Marsh

Moreton-in-Marsh Show , one of the largest one-day agricultural shows in the UK:


  1. How in the world did you see all of that in one weekend? What an amazing place! I really can't decide what part of your adventure looked more fun- strolling in the village and the shops- out in the countryside- at the scale-model village- the falconry (LOVE the owls!) or at the agricultural show... what perfect things to do! (and love the cape and shoes too!!)

  2. Well... tree days actually :)I do get a bit mad ( in a good way) when I am in the coutryside, I love it so much! Must move to the country one day! I do a lot of research beforehand ( I want to see as much as possible) and end up walking all day morning till evening, but is so enjoyable!
    I had never seen a 'live' owl before , but I loved them straight away - they are the cutest birds!